An ad delivered straight to the eyeball feels like a violation.
Collecting and analyzing information from simple cell phones can provide surprising insights into how people move about and behave—and even help us understand the spread of diseases.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
A Caltech researcher thinks arrays of tiny wind turbines could produce cheaper power than big ones.
Privacy experts have identified participants in the Personal Genome Project using “de-identified” data.
A technology intended for Mars missions may find use on solar installations in the deserts on Earth.
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
Will Google Glass revive a controversial cinematographic technique?
University of Calgary researchers create new method for making water-splitting catalysts using abundant metals.
A paper found that trading based on search query volumes for the term “debt” could yield large returns.